North Central District American Rose Society

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It's Show Time!

Entry deadline extended to Saturday, September 12

Check your garden and groom your blooms for the first NCD Virtual Rose Show. A variety of classes are offered in horticulture, arrangements and photography, as well as a couple of special World Federation of Roses challenge classes. Entries are being accepted through September 12 which marks exactly one year before we host the 2021 ARS National Rose Show in Milwaukee. Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 19. Two photos of each entry are required: a full profile shot of the entry showing bloom, stem & foliage to the rim of the vase and a shot of the bloom(s) from above so the details can be evaluated. Keep in mind that entries are not judged based on your photographic skill...cell phone shots are very acceptable! Above are a few of the winning entries from the Greater Milwaukee Rose Society virtual rose show held in August. More examples can be seen at Entries should be emailed to

Click on the link for the show schedule, entry rules and instructions. 

2020 NCD Virtual Rose Show






NCD Spring Meeting

Happy New Year! Time to kick off the rose season by attending the NCD Annual Spring Meeting March 13-15 at the Wintergreen Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Register by March 7, 2020. Last year's design seminar featured parallel arrangements as seen by several interpretaions above. This year's seminar, taught by the dynamic design duo of Bruce Barr and Lois Ann Helgeson, will focus on oriental design. Hope to see you in the Dells!

 Click on the link for the registration form and all the details.

NCD 2020 Spring Meeting Registration Form



 2020 Rose Show Dates


Saturday June 20: Minnesota Rose Show, Joseph's Grill, St. Paul, MN (

Sunday, June 21:  Madison Rose Show, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI (

Saturday, June 27: Gateway Rose Show, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI (

Saturday & Sunday: June 27-28: Twin Cities Rose Show, Bachman's Heritage Room, Minneapolis, MN (

Saturday July 11: Lake Superior Rose Show, Valentini's, Duluth, MN (

Monday, July 13: Granite City Rose Show, Whitney Center, St. Cloud, MN (

Sunday, August 9:  Wisconsin State Fair Rose Show, West Allis, WI (

August 28-30: NCD Convention & Rose Show, Doubletree Hotel, Bloomington, MN (

Saturday, September 5: Greater Milwaukee Rose Show, Milaegers, Racine, WI (